Raman fingerprint of aligned graphene/h-BN superlattices

Axel Eckmann, Jaesung Park, Huafeng Yang, Daniel Elias, Alexander S. Mayorov, Geliang Yu, Rashid Jalil, Kostya S. Novoselov, Roman V. Gorbachev, Michele Lazzeri, Andre K. Geim, Cinzia Casiraghi

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    Graphene placed on hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) experiences a superlattice (Moiré) potential, which leads to a strong reconstruction of graphene's electronic spectrum with new Dirac points emerging at sub-eV energies. Here we study the effect of such superlattices on graphene's Raman spectrum. In particular, the 2D Raman peak is found to be exquisitely sensitive to the misalignment between graphene and h-BN lattices, probably due to the presence of a strain distribution with the same periodicity of the Moiré potential. This feature can be used to identify graphene superlattices with a misalignment angle smaller than 2. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5242-5246
    Number of pages4
    JournalNano Letters
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2013


    • boron nitride
    • Graphene
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • superlattice


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